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Report: Kyrie Irving likely to undergo shoulder surgery, miss extended time

Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving is reportedly likely to undergo shoulder surgery and miss a significant amount of time, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Irving aggravated the same shoulder injury that caused him to miss 26 games earlier in the season earlier this week, and he was slated to see a specialist. It appears that meeting has taken place, and that Irving has been advised surgery may be his best option.

Since inking a four-year, $142 million contract with Brooklyn last year, Irving has failed to live up to expectations and the Nets have actually looked like a better team without him in the lineup.

Appearing in 20 games, Irving has put up great numbers, however, averaging 27.4 points and 6.4 assists per game.

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